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AquaMark 3 competition

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  1. Alec§taar New Member

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    See my subject-line/title above!

    1.) Download & install AQUAMARK 3 from here:

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/AquaMark-Download-4815.html

    Run it @ the defaults, noted in this thread:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=16040

    (That is what the test defaults to, so it is just a matter of starting it up, & "set-it-&-forget-it"/autopilot, & watch it run (takes about 3-4 minutes max to complete)).

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    When you guys run the AquaMark 3 test? Do it THIS way:
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    A.) Remove as MANY BACKGROUND APPS RUNNING AS YOU CAN, & even stop your EXPLORER.EXE SHELL using taskmgr.exe!

    * An example post of someone doing this is here you can refer to & follow, has details, for BACKGROUND APPS CUTOFFS OPTIMIZATIONS:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=140138#post140138
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    B.) Stop as many services as you can using services.msc (or, via msconfig, whatever you are most comfortable with): You (@ least I can) can run with this MINIMUM SET OF SERVICES GOING (or just set ones you are NOT SURE OF, to MANUAL startup in services.msc):

    • DCOM Server Process (it may be possible to DISABLE this one, but some apps need it)
    • EventLog (may be possible to disable, but not 100% sure, because some security settings demand logging & if unable to log? System WILL shutdown!)
    • Plug and Play
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - NEVER SHUT THIS DOWN or your system WILL LAG BAD!
    • Security Accounts Manager
    (Some of those? You may not even HAVE on XP, not sure anymore, but point is there! ABOVE ALL - If you are NOT SURE what to do here? Ask, or just don't do anything @ all... it can be 'somewhat risky')

    ** An example post of someone doing this is here you can refer to & follow, has details, for SERVICES CUTOFFS OPTIMIZATIONS:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=140048#post140048
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    C.) Lastly, Optionally startup AquaMark 3.0 @ HIGH CPU PRIORITY

    (Yes, it's doable, by using a batchfile w/ this type of commandlines in it, as AquaMark 3 may not let you alter its CPU priority directly via taskmgr.exe (had to figure THIS one out, lol!)):

    C:
    cd C:\Program Files\AquaMark3
    START /HIGH aquamark.exe

    NOTE: When you are @ highest o/c's possible for your rig? It can get "touchy" using HIGH cpu priority, SO, if you can't finish the test? Step down to AboveNormal or Normal CPU priority via taskmgr.exe on ScienceMark2.exe!
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    D.) When done Restart services you need: Done via service.msc right-click popup menu or START/STOP command there, & restart explorer.exe (your desktop GUI shell) using taskmgr.exe's File menu, RUN submenu item.
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    2.) ALSO, CPU-z 1.36 DOWNLOAD (needed to verify CPU-RAM mhz used for test):

    http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpu-z-136.zip

    3.) When done:

    Upload a photo of your score + CPU-z 1.36 CPU and RAM tab data to this thread + your vidcard type & it's O/C & post as shown (between the double-dashed lines example below):

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    My AquaMark 3 test score result:

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    My CPU-z 1.36 CPU-mhz data:

    [​IMG]

    My CPU-z 1.36 RAM-mhz data:

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    (My vidcard type & current O/C is in my signature)
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    :)

    APK

    P.S.=> This test seems like a GOOD "gamer's benchmark" for indicating what kind of a gaming machine you've put together, BOTH CPU & GRAPHICS CARD-WISE!

    (Plus, unlike 3dMark 05/06, you don't need 1gb of RAM on your mobo in chips to use/run it - which is the case for me @ least, currently)

    So let's "have @ it!" & Good luck to ALL contestants/contenders!

    REMEMBER: "ONLY THE FASTEST SYSTEMS NEED APPLY!"... apk
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2006
  2. giorgos th.

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    also ALWAYS give cpu-vga clocks of each test you post.
    mine with 3700+ @ 3005 and the 7900GT @ 610/910

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  3. Alec§taar New Member

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    AquaMark 3 Scores/Standings/Results on 09-12-2006

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    AquaMark 3 MAIN Scores Results on 09-12-2006:
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    • 1.) ThePinkPenguin = 150,792 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@3.244mhz + BFG 7900GT OC running at 582Mhz Core & 800Mhz Memory using stock cooler)
    • 2.) Lt JWS = 143,581 (IntelCoreDuo E6400@3.3Ghz + X1900XT @733/833 watercooled)
    • 3.) gri3f = 133,512 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@2400.1mhz + X1900xtx watercooled)
    • 4.) Alpha0ne = 122,471 (IntelCoreDuo E6400@3702.9mhz + PowerColour X1900XT)
    • 5.) Cadaveca = 122,158 (AMD Opteron @3106.3mhz + X1900Crossfire/X1900XTX))
    • 6.) MikeLopez = 115,870 (IntelCoreDuo E6300@3359.9mhz + X850XT PE @609/660)
    • 7.) Wolverine = 111,604 (A64 3700+ @2.8Ghz + Leadtek 7900GT Extreme moded @680/925 1.45v)
    • 8.) Alec§taar = 109,982 (A64x2 4800+@2815.1mhz + 7900 GTX OC @687/865)
    • 9.) jlewis02 = 108,022 (A64x2 4800+@2637.8.1mhz + EVGA 7950GX2)
    • 10.) giorgos.th = 104,140 (A64 3700+ SD @3.005 ghz + 7900GT @620/920)
    • 11.) Vinas = 101,106 (Pentium D 805@4.22GHz + 7800GT OC@570/1.22)
    • 12.) Trog100 = 100,165 (A64x2 4000+@2815.1mhz + X1900xtx @690/800)
    • 13.) InfraRed = 100,007 (Intel P4 640 3.2ghz@4.72ghz + x800gto2 & ATI X850 crossfire)
    ------------AVG. SCORE DIVIDER LINE-------------
    • 14.) Ketxxx = 82,242 (A64 3200+ @ 2.55GHz + 6800GT @432\1.2GHz)
    • 15.) pt = 75,515 (A64 3000+ skt AM2@2700mhz + X1800 GTO stockspeed)
    • 16.) ace80 = 75,464 (P4 550 @ 3.6 X1800gto@725/810)
    • 17.) DOM_ATI_X800XL_PCI-E = 72,761 (Pentium 4 520 @ 3702.8mhz + X800XL PCI-E with ATISilencer5 (459core/558mem))
    • 18.) Tigger69 = 68,992 (pentium d 930@4.0ghz + x800gto 256mb 432core/540mem)
    • 19.) cdawall = 21,577 (A64 3000+@2439.4mhz + Ti4200@340/580)
    • 20.) sladesurfer = 20,890 (Intel D930 3.0 OC'd @ 4.8 + XFX Geforce 6500 Passive)
    ========================================
    AVERAGE SCORE = 97,042.55
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    AquaMark 3 GFX Score Results on 09-12-2006:: (InfraRed impossible to determine)
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    • 1.) ThePinkPenguin = 25,026 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@3.244mhz + BFG 7900GT OC running at 582Mhz Core & 800Mhz Memory using stock cooler)
    • 2.) Lt JWS = 23,058 (IntelCoreDuo E6400@3.3Ghz + X1900XT @733/833 watercooled)
    • 3.) Cadaveca = 22,119 (AMD Opteron @3106.3mhz + X1900Crossfire/X1900XTX))
    • 4.) gri3f = 21,492 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@2400.1mhz + X1900xtx (watercooled)
    • 5.) Alec§taar = 20,526 (A64x2 4800+@2815.1mhz + 7900 GTX OC @687/865)
    • 6.) jlewis02 = 20,205 (A64x2 4800+@2637.8.1mhz + EVGA 7950GX2)
    • 7.) Wolverine = 17,967 (A64 3700+ @2.8Ghz + Leadtek 7900GT Extreme moded @680/925 1.45v)
    • 8.) Vinas = 17,424 (Pentium D 805@4.22GHz + 7800GT OC@570/1.22)
    • 9.) MikeLopez = 17,253 (IntelCoreDuo E6300@3359.9mhz + X850XT PE @609/660)
    • 10.) Alpha0ne = 16,740 ((IntelCoreDuo E6400@3702.9mhz + PowerColour X1900XT)
    • 11.) giorgos.th = 16,698 (A64 3700+ SD @3.005 ghz + 7900GT @620/920)
    • 12.) Trog100 = 15,924 (A64x2 4000+@2815.1mhz + X1900xtx @690/800)
    ------------AVG. SCORE DIVIDER LINE-------------
    • 13.) Ketxxx = 12,198 (A64 3200+ @ 2.55GHz + 6800GT @432\1.2GHz)
    • 14.) ace80 = 11,670 (P4 550 @ 3.6 X1800gto@725/810)
    • 15.) pt = 11,187 (A64 3000+ skt AM2@2700mhz + X1800 GTO stockspeed)
    • 16.) DOM_ATI_X800XL_PCI-E = 10,698 (Pentium 4 520 @ 3702.8mhz + X800XL PCI-E with ATISilencer5 (459core/558mem))
    • 17.) Tigger69 = 9,609 (pentium d 930@4.0ghz + x800gto 256mb 432core/540mem)
    • 18.) cdawall = 2,439 (A64 3000+@2439.4mhz + Ti4200@340/580)
    • 19.) sladesurfer = 2,205 (Intel D930 3.0 OC'd @ 4.8 + XFX Geforce 6500 Passive)
    ========================================
    AVERAGE SCORE = 15,496.74
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    AquaMark 3 CPU Score Results on 09-12-2006: (InfraRed impossible to determine)
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    • 1.) Alpha0ne = 20,703 (IntelCoreDuo E6400@3702.9mhz + PowerColour X1900XT)
    • 2.) sladesurfer = 19,855 (Intel D930 3.0 OC'd @ 4.8 + XFX Geforce 6500 Passive)
    • 3.) ThePinkPenguin = 18,968 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@3.244mhz + BFG 7900GT OC running at 582Mhz Core & 800Mhz Memory using stock cooler)
    • 4.) MikeLopez = 17,648 (IntelCoreDuo E6300@3359.9mhz + X850XT PE @609/660)
    • 5.) gri3f = 17,624 (IntelCoreDuo E6600@2400.1mhz + X1900xtx watercooled)
    • 6.) Lt JWS =17,521 (IntelCoreDuo E6400@3.3Ghz + X1900XT @733/833 watercooled)
    • 7.) Wolverine = 14,715 (A64 3700+ @2.8Ghz + Leadtek 7900GT Extreme moded @680/925 1.45v)
    ------------AVG. SCORE DIVIDER LINE-------------
    • 8.) giorgos.th = 13,839 (A64 3700+ SD @3.005 ghz + 7900GT @620/920)]
    • 9.) Tigger69 = 12,229 (pentium d 930@4.0ghz + x800gto 256mb 432core/540mem)
    • 10.) Cadaveca = 13,633 (AMD Opteron @3106.3mhz + X1900Crossfire/X1900XTX))
    • 11.) Trog100 = 13,495 (A64x2 4000+@2815.1mhz + X1900xtx @690/800)
    • 12.) Ketxxx = 12,612 (A64 3200+ @ 2.55GHz + 6800GT @432\1.2GHz)
    • 13.) Vinas = 12,047 (Pentium D 805@4.22GHz + 7800GT OC@570/1.22)
    • 14.) Alec§taar = 11,842 (A64x2 4800+@2815.1mhz + 7900 GTX OC @687/865)
    • 15.) pt = 11,619 (A64 3000+ skt AM2@2700mhz + X1800 GTO stockspeed)
    • 16.) DOM_ATI_X800XL_PCI-E = 11,370 (Pentium 4 520 @ 3702.8mhz + X800XL PCI-E with ATISilencer5 (459core/558mem))
    • 17.) jlewis02 = 11,606 (A64x2 4800+@2637.8.1mhz + EVGA 7950GX2)
    • 18.) ace80 = 10,681 (P4 550 @ 3.6 X1800gto@725/810)
    • 19.) cdawall = 9,333 (A64 s754 @2.4xghz ti4200 @340/580)
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    AVERAGE SCORE = 14,281.05
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    :)

    * Chart has standings now, in order, by SCORE, CPU, GFX & averages in place!

    APK

    P.S.=> I am keeping it on the last page of the thread, & the first page of the thread, mirroring one another!

    Let's see some of those Intel CONROE's &/or Opteron CPU using systems get into this one, I know they're out there & folks @ these forums have 'em...

    "Bring 'em on"!

    Achilles from the film "TROY", said it best:

    Especially the folks from the ScienceMark 2.0 & Super-Pi 1.5 mod benchmark tests we did, & their TOP scorers most of all... apk
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2006
  4. Ketxxx

    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    i'll post mine in a bit, guesstimation: itll be around 90k
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    so my connie@3,2 gig x19@xtx



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  6. Alec§taar New Member

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    My take on it...

    Whew... that is one BAD-A$$ score man!

    :)

    * I stand humbled by it in fact, lol!

    APK

    P.S.=> ESPECIALLY CPU-SIDE: Graphics I am right w/ ya, but CPU you floored me on (edit, after further inspection in more detail, making comparisons)... apk
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  7. Alec§taar New Member

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    AquaMark 3 Standings by Score, GFX score, & CPU score

    See above for chart
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    There. 82.2k. min 44.66FPS, max 117.7FPS. Not bad from a 6800GT @ 432 \ 1.2GHz

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  9. Alec§taar New Member

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    Ketxxx's post form was acceptable also!

    (I don't know this forum's board syntax for that form, so I use single screenshots above is all)...

    :)

    Albeit, Ketxxx currently lacks CPU-z data... he may have missed it as I edited that as a requested requirement, w/ vidcard type data + o/c on it if any.

    HIS ESTIMATE WAS VERY CLOSE THOUGH!!!

    * Vidcard types I can get from your System Specs/Signatures (as mine has my vidcard data in it readily for observation by others for this test).

    (SO, PLEASE, FUTURE TESTERS? Be sure your o/c data for your vidcards is there please also, somewhere & up to date, along w/ CPU-z 1.36 CPU/RAM mhz data as well!)

    APK

    P.S.=> Thanks! Let's have some fun @ this one too... apk
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  10. Lt_JWS

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    E6400 @ 3.3Ghz/ Single X1900XT @ 733/833 CPU/VGA/Chipset watercooled

    Settings:

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  11. Alec§taar New Member

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    Watercooled kicks butt on vidcard score for you Lt JWS, & that looks like a NEW CPU SETUP for you...

    (E.G./I.E.-> I don't remember you having a CONROE, let alone a Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 model... not from the tests before in Super-Pi &/or ScienceMark 2.0 @ least!)

    :)

    * NICE SCORES!

    APK

    P.S.=> That's how many folks now (Me, giorgos.th, Ketxxx, gri3f, & Lt JWS (5 so far))...

    I'll start charts & such (avg. analysis etc.) when I get more than 10 or 10... apk
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    Thanks :D Im pretty much @ my limit of my setup... im badly FSB limited :( 400x8 max boot and then i have to go the rest of the way in windows.
  13. Alec§taar New Member

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    Well, "limited" or not, you ARE in the lead currently!

    :)

    * NICE SCORE, MEAN MACHINE!

    APK

    P.S.=> Heh, if YOU'RE "limited", I wonder what the rest of US are, behind you! apk
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    Im not having a good time here, its an old program so I dont understand what the hell the problem is, im getting around 15k for the cpu but my gfx card is just pulling 14k??? Its highly overclocked too, im not happy with this at all. I should not be getting that result, I feel quite insulted :wtf:
    Even had problems with AM3 not running properly...


    So I aint gonna post my score till I fix this, damn frikkin piece of crap. I will post again soon when I finish beating the crap outa Aquamark :mad:

    Especially when another x1900 user here is getting a far higher score with a lower clock...
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    You CPU score is about right, with my Opty 148 @ 3.1ghz i got 15.5K CPU, i hear those crossfire boards are buggy... I only got up to 108K with my Opty and X1900 setup so lets just say AM3 doesn't like amd/ati too much lol
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    Thanks feel a bit more reassured now but still, its not too impressive. Especially with 3dmark/sciencemark scores being at the higher end. Shame tho coz i would have really liked to have a representative score to post here, oh well, cant have it all i suppose ;)
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    wow that is indeed a huge drop in score..:eek:
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    did you put the hotfix that is for AM3?
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    what hotfix mate?
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    oh god this will be embarassing amd s754 @2.4xghz ti4200 @340/580 this could be bad hmmmm i think i got just over 30k last time i ran
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    wats ur cpu score?
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    Hello, new here. Actually just came across this thread so it prompted me to sign up. Anyway, here are my AQ3 scores. Been using AQ3 for a while to compare my system with others.

    Pentium D 805 @ 4.22GHz (Big water kit) - by this I mean a custom water chiller which is BIG
    2GB G.Skill 800MHz
    Single BFG 7800GT OC @ 570/1.22
    (101K)
    http://www.voanet.com/forums/file.php?21,file=328


    I know this isn't a Super Pi thread but in case you're wondering:
    (CPU @ 4.46GHz here; score 26 seconds)
    http://www.voanet.com/forums/file.php?21,file=336
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2006
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    Forgot the CPUz part, mem is full speed 1:1 but CPUz doesn't show anything on that tab.
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